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Ethiopia says U.S., EU, French teams helping analyse crash black boxes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has begun examining cockpit voice and flight data recordings from doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and is working with U.S., EU and French experts, the Ministry of Transport said on Thursday.


Kenya's Elisha Barno and Askale Merachi from Ethiopia win 2019 LA Marathon

Elisha Barno passed fellow Kenyan John Korir in the final 200 yards to win the men's portion of Sunday's 34th annual Los Angeles Marathon, while Askale Merachi of Ethiopia set a course record to capture first place in the women's race.


Ethiopia minister: 'Clear similarities' in Boeing crashes

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows "clear similarities" with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of Boeing aircraft in Indonesia, Ethiopia's transport minister s

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Boeing faces growing pressure in Washington over 737 MAX crashes

ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles on Wednesday to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies, while details emerged of an Indonesian crash with potential similarities to the Ethiopian disaster.


Boeing 737 jackscrew could hold clues to deadly plane crash in Ethiopia

Washington — French aviation experts on Friday began work on the heavily damaged black boxes from Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines disaster. The crash site is also providing new clues into what may have claimed 157 lives.


Ethiopia plane crash victim, a Sheffield native, was 'bright, shining star'

SHEFFIELD — In her short life, Samya Stumo's spirit of caring stretched across the world and had already made a big difference. Those who knew Stumo said her altruistic nature and deep care for humanity drove her into the field of medical anthropology. Her mission was to create equitable and cultura


Ethiopia crash captain did not train on airline's MAX simulator: source

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not get a chance to practice on his airline’s new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said.


Boeing downplayed 737 MAX software risks, self-certified much of plane’s safety

On Sunday, Ethiopia's transport minister announced that information recovered from flight data recorders aboard the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 revealed "clear similarities" to the data from the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 off Indonesia last October. And analysis of the wreckage indicat


Boeing says OPTIONAL warning light that alerted pilots if 'angle of attack' readings were wrong will now be fitted as standard following two deadly crashes

The two Boeing 737 Max 8 jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits that the aircraft manufacturer charges extra for but could have helped pilot detect erroneous readings.


Ethiopia and Indonesia crash parallels heap pressure on Boeing

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators into the Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world’s biggest planemaker.


United Kingdom grounding Boeing jet after Ethiopia crash

The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority announced Tuesday it is grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 jets “arriving, departing or overflying U.K. airspace.” NBC’s Tom Costello reports.


Ethiopian airline defends its pilots’ training standards

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian Airlines said Thursday that its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulators to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 people on board.


FBI joins criminal investigation into Boeing 737 MAX certification: report

(Reuters) - The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing Co’s 737 MAX, the Seattle Times reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.


Embassy of Japan gives UNICEF Ethiopia US$ 2.5 million to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of internally displaced populations

The Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia has contributed US$ 2.5 million to UNICEF Ethiopia to help alleviate the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of some 400,000-people displaced by droughts and ethnic conflicts.


Ethiopia’s First Female Superhero Comic ‘Hawi’ is Here

Barely a year since the founder of Etian Comics, Beserat Debebe, brought us the first ever Ethiopian superhero comic, Jember, he's back with yet another first. This time, his newest comic book Hawi centers a female superhero, a young Ethiopian woman named Ement Legesse, who is tasked with having to


High-stakes Boeing inquiry hinges on Ethiopia black box secrets

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) - The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome.


Black-box analysis underway in Ethiopia

Air-crash experts are gathering in Ethiopia to analyze black-box data from a Boeing 737 Max jetliner as controversy over the model’s safety intensifies following two fatal disasters in less than five months.


Ethiopian pilots raised safety concerns years before fatal crash, records show

Two pilots filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration about allegedly flawed training programs and poor safety procedures at Ethiopian Airlines years before a Boeing 737 Max commercial jet crashed in Ethiopia with 157 people onboard last week, according to a Federal Aviation Administr


Ethiopia crash may test Boeing's success in defeating U.S. lawsuits: legal experts

(Reuters) - The crash of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX 8 passenger jet in Ethiopia raises the chances that families of the 157 victims, even non-U.S. residents, will be able to sue in U.S. courts, where payouts are larger than in other countries, some legal experts said.


Grieving fathers lead memorial service for Ethiopia air crash victims

Two fathers who lost their daughters when Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed last week led a memorial service at the Kenyan embassy in Addis Ababa on Saturday. Relatives, friends, and colleagues of the 157 people killed when the plane crashed last Sunday lit candles and held prayers during the se